Capital in the 21st Century

Directed by Justin Pemberton
2019
New Zealand, France
103 minutes
Unclassified 15+
Film adaptation of French economist Thomas Piketty's ground-breaking global bestseller of the same name: an eye-opening journey through wealth and power.

Director Justin Pemberton (The Nuclear Comeback, Chasing Great) criss-crosses the world, interviewing some accessibly erudite thinkers such as Faiza Shaheen, Gillian Tett and Joseph Stiglitz, to interpret Piketty's thesis (No. 1 The New York Times bestseller and over 1.5 million sales) in a cinematic manner. As it riffs through history, Pemberton's documentary exposes the fraud at the heart of global economics: the popular assumption that the accumulation of capital runs hand in hand with social progress. Travelling through time from the French Revolution and other huge global shifts, two world wars and through to the rise of new technologies today, the film delivers an insightful and empowering journey through the past and into our future.

Special Guest

Justin Pemberton
Director

Tickets

Thu 13 June
6:15pm
Event Cinemas George St 5
Past Event Cancel
Fri 14 June
6:30pm
Dendy Newtown
Past Event Cancel
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Program Strand
International Documentaries, Focus on New Zealand, French Films, Festival Guests
Year
2019
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
New Zealand, France
Language
In English
Director
Justin Pemberton
Producer
Matthew Metcalfe
Cinematographer
Darryl Ward
Editor
Sandie Bompar
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Documentary, Human Rights, Politics & Economics, Literary Adaptations, Science & Tech
Company Credits
Distributor: Transmission Films
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